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Missouri HB 351: Bastard Nation Submitted Testimony – OPPOSE

Bastard Nation’s Testimony in Opposition to Missouri HB 351, posted yesterday:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Missouri HB 351: Bastard Nation Submitted Testimony – OPPOSE
Tuesday, the Missouri Senate Health, Mental Health, Seniors, and Families Committee held a hearing on it’s greatly flawed SB 351. (text, status/history) Bastard Nation, through our long-time member Carla McBrine as able to [...]

Texas: Bastard Nation Testimony in Opposition to SB 287

Bastard Nation’s Testimony in Opposition to Texas SB 287, posted yesterday to the BN blog:
Monday, March 21, 2011
Texas: Bastard Nation Testimony in Opposition to SB 287
Tomorrow the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee will hold a hearing on SB 287, the newest attempt by legislators to torture that state’s Class Bastard. There are more things wrong with [...]

Up next on DMC’s “adoptee rights” agenda: “Kidnapping”

While there is obviously MUCH to be written about many of the personalities who will be appearing at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute’s (EBD’s) event at the Hard Rock cafe in Times Square tomorrow, as Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is being featured so prominently, it is perhaps important to take a moment to listen to [...]

Guest blog- He’s Not “Legit:” Adam Pertman’s adoption marketing is an ongoing threat to human rights

Today’s post is a special guest blog written by my partner, Mike Doughney, originally posted to his personal blog. Just to clarify, Mike is not an adopted person. He often describes his relationship to adoption as “Sleeps with Bastard.”
I think it’s really bad form to start off a post with a dictionary definition, but unfortunately [...]

Adoption Pentagon- terminology

Over the course of this blogging, I’ve had to rework or outright create new pieces of language to describe concepts core to the Bastard experience.
As with any human rights political movement, Bastards often find themselves confined and defined by language no rooted in their own perceptions of the world around them.
Constructing new and more accurate [...]